Greetings from Robbi and Jim

A warm welcome to all of the members of our Aroma Tours Newsletter in over 30 countries around the world.

Aroma Tours in Provence with Robbi Zeck and Jim Llewellyn

Robbi and I are now in our beloved Provence after two fabulous tours in Spain with our Flavours of Spain Tour and Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage

After 24 wonderful years, as we contemplate throttling back on the number of tours that we will be offering, Robbi and I feel truly blessed to once again be sharing our passion for the fabulous places and experiences that we love, with delightful people from around the world.

We are so thrilled to see that demand for our 2019 season is the strongest we have ever seen, with almost all of our tours already more than half full and several down to the last 2 vacancies.

If you would like to "seize the day" and journey with us next year, we invite you to visit our tour information page for more details or our make a reservation page to reserve your place.

Aroma Travellers Our Thanks

Without doubt, the main reason that we have grown and flourished over the years, is the on-going support we have received from our past Aroma Travellers and we are thrilled to see that they continue to make up over 65% of our guests!

We would also like to give our heart-felt thanks to all of you who continue to support us with your kind words and referrals.

Robbi and I also greatly appreciate the wonderful words of thanks we have received over the years and have added a new compilation of Guest Comments to our site.

Photos of our 2018 Adventures

It is always a very busy time for Robbi and I while we on tour, so I have just quickly compiled a few photos of our adventures so far, so that you can share some of the lovely places and experiences that we have shared with our guests so far.

Treasures of Provence - Ladies Only Tour
What a beautiful sight! All of the women from our fabulous Treasures of Provence - Ladies Only Tour.

  • I freely admit that I have a bit of a bias towards food shots - so yummy!

Our Current Booking Status

All of our tours for 2018 are now sold out, however, if you would like to be added to the waiting list for one of our tours in September please contact us at

List of Tours for September 2018
Aromas of Tuscany 4 - 11 September 2018 SOLD OUT
Flavours of Italy 11 - 18 September 2018 SOLD OUT
Bali Women's Retreat 8 - 15 September 2018 SOLD OUT

Our 2019 season is off to a flying start with several tours filling fast, especially Flavours of Spain, Spanish Gourmet Pigrimage, Treasures of Provence and our Bali Women’s Retreat.

Also enquiries have increased over 300% and many of those who missed out on joining us this year are planning ahead and securing their places early.

The current booking status for our 2019 season at the time of this newsletter is:-

Current List of Tours for 2019
Flavours of Spain 20 - 27 May 2019 6 vacancies
Spanish Gourmet Pilgrimage 27 May - 3 June 2019 2 vacancies
Heart of Provence 24 June - 1 July 2019 8 vacancies
Essential Provence 1 - 8 July 2019 7 vacancies
Treasures of Provence
(ladies only special event)
12 - 19 July 2019 5 vacancies
Aromas of Tuscany 3 - 10 September 2019 11 vacancies
Flavours of Italy 10 - 17 September 2019 10 vacancies
Bali Women's Retreat 7 - 14 September 2019 2 vacancies
  • For detailed information about any of our tours please visit our tour information page and if you would like to join us please visit our make a reservation page.
  • If you would like us to hold your place(s) so that you have time to comfortably make your other arrangements please let us know at
  • It is our pleasure to assist you with any questions you may have and we invite you to get in touch with us at

Please note

  • Our up-to-the-minute booking status is available via our calendar page
  • If the tour you would like to attend becomes fully booked, please let us know if you would like us to add you to the waiting list for that tour in case a place becomes available due to a cancellation.

Our Home in Provence (repeat)

Once more unto Provence dear friends!

Of all the wonderful regions that Robbi and I visit, Provence has a special place in our hearts.

"To be in Provence is to be in a joyful dream full of beauty and delight." ~ Jean Moreau

It is where our Aroma Tours began over two and a half decades ago and where we first fell in love with another land.

Robbi Zeck in a beautiful lavender field in Provence

Returning to our second home in Provence is always a delight and it is our passion to share the many wonders and hidden gems of this beautiful region with our guests during our Heart of Provence, Essential Provence and Treasures of Provence tours.

Please join us in this beautiful land and it will be our great pleasure to share the wonderful places, people and experiences that we love with you.

Travelling Solo in a Group

As well as couples and friends travelling together, we are regularly joined by solo travellers - mostly women, who appreciate being able to journey with liked minded people from around the world, without the need to do all the planning and take on the daunting task of touring by themselves.

Joining one of our small group tours is easy and we have already made all of the arrangements on your behalf to ensure that you have a delightful, stress-free holiday with the focus on having fun.

Having a ready-made group of friends to travel with, and us to take wonderful care of you is the way to go!

  • There is no extra charge for solo travellers who are willing to share a room with another same gender guest from our group.

We have carefully crafted off-the-beaten-path itineraries that are the perfect balance of structure, experiences, details and free time to enjoy in your own way.

There have been a significant number of guests over the years who and have joined us multiple times, some of whom have become dear friends.

  • Mona Smith, pictured at the beginning of this snippet, holds the record for the most tours attended by a solo traveller - she has journeyed with us 10 times and this year will be her 11th!
  • Susan Troxell from NYC is a close second and has joined us 9 times with a 10th coming next year.

Our Invitation

Robbi and I look forward to welcoming you to one of our delightful tours or retreats as we continue moving towards our retirement in the next few years.

Glorious lavender flowers in Provence France

  • For detailed information about any of our tours please visit our tour information page and if you would like to join us please visit our make a reservation page.
  • As always if you have any questions or if you would like us to assist you personally with advice about your travel arrangements or with any other details please contact us at

Warmest regards,

Jim and Robbi

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